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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration promised a key senator that he will crack down on drug companies abusing the so-called accelerated approval pathway within a month of his confirmation.

Robert Califf met with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, last week, STAT first reported. In a new letter made public Friday, Wyden provides a clear summation of his discussion with the nominee.

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